Mom’s big day is coming up this weekend or at least that’s what advertisers have been telling me in TV commercials, print & pop-up advertisements and marketing emails for the past two weeks. ENOUGH ALREADY!
I’m not sure if I’m more annoyed by the barrage of “what to get mom?” ads or why we only get one lousy, stinking day out of the year to honor all the millions of things we do for our families. I’m thinking moms should be celebrated every day, but hey, I’d even settle for the second Sunday of every month! My thinking here is that if there was more than one day out of the entire year to “celebrate” mom, husbands and kids could avoid all the pressure and stress of finding the perfect gift for the woman who takes care of them all year round!
As for me, I’m pretty simple when it comes to Mother’s Day. I’m not looking for my family to break the bank to show me how much I mean to them.
Yeah, a fancy brunch out with the family sounds like a great idea, but I wind up taking care of the kidlets, getting them fed first and then wind up playing referee when they start getting bored as I scarfing down my food. All I wind up with is a headache and a poorly digested meal!
Jewelry also sounds like is a great option, but, and this is no offense to The Hubs and kidlets, their taste and mine totally differ from one another. My kidlets like jewelry that is big, colorful and gaudy while mommy prefers pieces that are simple in design and somewhat understated. Here’s a tip, unless your wife/mom tells you that they love Aztec jewelry, don’t spend a fortune on a huge pendant necklace – otherwise it will spend most of its days at the bottom of the jewelry box!
So what do I want for Mother’s Day? I want things that money can’t buy. I’m looking for “gifts” that take time, effort and thought. These are things that show me how much my Hubs and kidlets appreciate and value all that I happily and willingly do for them all year round! That is part of the Mom job description after all 😉
So here’s my Top 5 List of What I Want for Mother’s Day 2014, in random order:
- The opportunity to either sleep in or take an afternoon nap
- Have the house declared a “no arguing” zone for the entire day
- A handmade card, trinket or drawn picture
- A clean house with all the laundry washed, folded and neatly put away
- For someone else to do the grocery shopping and put everything away
Now it’s your turn to share. What do you want for Mother’s Day?
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